• desserts,  Eid

    Jam Roly Poly Cookies

    i think i got my love for fruity dessert from my mom, its not that i dont like chocolaty or those salted caramel desserts but still if you ask me what is your favorite i will answer LEMONY desserts with raspberries or maybe strawberries these Roly Poly cookies win for my mom, they are kind of her favorite and since its mother's day in few days i thought of making them instead of a typical cake :).     i adopted the recipe from Biscuit book by  Miranda Gore Browne ,It is perfect if you would like to make it ahead of time since it has freezing steps which is…

  • breads

    cheddar Pretzel knots

    i was having one of those days when i cant decide what to make for lunch and all i wanted was some hot soup specially it was raining heavy for 2 days and it was soooo cold outside, but you know a soup for us is not considered ad a real meal lol i mean we are arabs after all!!!, so i have decided to make lentil soup and on the side we will be having some kind of breads. i found a pretzels recipe on Whats Gaby Cooking website that i have adopted and changed a bit to fit what i have in hand, i switched Parmesan with cheddar…

  • desserts

    dates and carrots cake

    believe it or not, the only way to get my son to eat carrots is by making carrot cake or muffins, like seriously  he hates carrots and every time he asks me what cake is this i answer ( yumy dark shade cake ) lol , does that count as a lie ? i dont know if that makes me a bad MOM but come one he eats a whole piece everyday, actually he is ready to have more if i allow him, so being a GOOD MOM i decided to make that cake extra healthy and add another ingredient he doesn't like to eat which is dates !!, i…

  • basic

    3 ways to store lemons for another season

    my father has a big Lomon tree in his garden, he gave me 2 huge bags full of lemons the other day and there you go the question poped ( what am i going to do with all these lemons ?). i mean yes i'm addicted to lemonade and so ready to drink it every single day but HELLOO it's winter and i'm freezing already! so  i thought the best solution is to find a way to store it. i picked up 3 perfect ways to store those lemons based on my usage of course, i used the whole lemons, ZERO wasted here lol. so basically i made: Candied lemon…

  • basic,  desserts

    Orange Jam

    i grew up in a house full of home made jams, my mother used to make  jams of each season fruit, and to be honest i never liked Orange jam, i used to find it too bitter, lately i started to really enjoy it, only when i realized that bitterness can be controlled to adjust anyone's taste by the amount of orange peels you add to the jam. my recipe requires mixing 2 types of oranges which will lead to a very balanced taste, its not too sweet nor bitter plus it has a citrusy flavor. i took a picture the 2 types of oranges i used just to make…

  • libyan

    Embakbka ( libyan pasta soup )

    clearly from the  name it is Italian Cuisine related! i think ( just a personal opinion based on some of the history info i know about my beloved coutry)  that we got the pasta dishes inspiration from italians back when they were here, we added the libyan touch and twist it to become pure libyan dish that belongs to Libya. there are many dishes like this in italy with different ingredients, simply a pasta cooked in the sauce instead of cooking each apart then mix,BUT libyans made it their own way, using libyan spices and i must say this is a VERY VERY popular dish all over the country, its…

  • basic,  breads,  breakfast,  chocolate,  desserts,  drinks,  Eid,  libyan,  ramadan,  Sides

    2018 favorites

    When 2018 started I was closing my company Mezian because of few reasons and I had no idea what am I going to do next, I have decided its about time to start blogging, I was not sure how will this work but I believed I will find the way after I start, so I just started ( thanks GooGle for answering all my Qs ) and I must say it is NOT as easy and simple as it looks like, there is a lot of work behind each post, recipe creating/testing/styling/ photographing and even after writing there is post editing, not to mention all the marketing work ( which…

  • breads,  desserts

    Panettone

    i dont even know how to start or where to begin?, i cant explain how happy and proud i am to finally get to make a great panettone at home, i lost counting of how many times i tested panettone recipes and kept failing to reach a perfect balance of softness like a brioche but its more likely to be a bread, the airy fluffy texture AHHH !!!! just for the past 2 weeks i tried 4 different recipes, and i can tell my last one was the ” almost there ” recipe but still i didnt like how it was not fluffy and started to crumble and dries so…

  • breakfast,  Eid,  libyan

    Aseeda

    This is the most popular breakfast dish in all over Libya, it can be eaten with different combinations, the most used are honey and butter or date molasses with olive oil. its known as a tradition to make Aseeda as a breakfast on our prophet (sala allah alayhi wa sallam) birthday memory, a nice way for the whole family to gather around, it is eaten by hand using 2 fingers, which i have to admit i’m sooo bad in doing it the right way lol.   as for the ingredients, they are more than simple, basically its made out of just water and flour cooked on low heat in a…

  • desserts

    Nutella hazelnut cookie sandwiches

    and who can resist Nutella ? i think my mom is the only person on earth who doesn’t like Nutella and she keeps saying the same comment every time we go crazy describing something super full of it and melts in the mouth and OMG how it can fix the mood lol ( i cant understand what is it with this spread it is not delicious at all ) …. well we simply avoid to answer her lol so i was thinking about making short bread cookies for the kids then decorate them, but the nutella jar was right there and honestly i really needed to come up with a…

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